Food and nutrition policies are fast-changing and continually developing, covered by an equally fluid and complex regulatory framework. Food labelling requirements and food hygiene standards are among many of the key regulations that have a direct impact on the industry and its consumers. Sustainability targets and public health issues such as obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption remain priorities for many governments, along with an increasingly urgent question of what the regulatory landscape will look like in the UK now that it has left the EU – which currently makes the majority of food legislation.
Whitehouse’s vast experience in food and nutrition regulations has enabled us to run successful campaigns on major legislative and regulatory dossiers discussed with European institutions, its member states and the UK. We ensure our clients continually contribute to high-profile European public health debates, including obesity and the ‘sugar tax’.